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Hungary auto manufacturing

Orbán's Hungary defies the critics to draw in FDI

Hungary’s politics – perceived by some as insular – might have drawn flak, but they have certainly not deterred investors. Officials say the country’s stability is successfully attracting FDI as well as substantial reinvestment, while exports recently hit a high, as Courtney Fingar reports.  

Lexington Medical
From Companies

Massachusetts meets Lexington Medical’s needs

Lexington Medical’s expansion highlights its optimism about the wealth of expertise in the medical device industry in Massachusetts, as the locally incubated company opens a headquarters in the state. Natasha Turak reports.

Investors of the year - Amazon

fDi Investors of the Year 2016

Logistics powerhouses Amazon and Deutsche Post have ranked as fDi Magazine’s top investors for 2016, followed by Japan-based Mitsubishi Corporation. Cathy Mullan reports. 

OVH
From Companies

OVH: the next global ISP?

Europe’s main internet service providers are US companies, except for France’s OVH. As the continent’s largest hosting company and the third biggest in the world based on physical services, it still harbours global ambitions.

William Wong
From Companies

View from the C-suite: Kingsoft's adaptable expansion

Kingsoft is a big name in desktop software in its home market of China, but in its overseas ventures has found stiff competition in a dominant Microsoft. Its US-based vice-president of business development tells Michal Kaczmarski how the company has adapted to create a niche for itself away from Asia.

Haier's Qingdao factory
From Companies

China's Haier targets US following Russian success

Chinese manufacturing giant Haier is spreading its reach from Asia to Europe and now the US, with ambitions to become a global household name. Michal Kaczmarski reports on its progress.

Mercedes plant Kecskemet
From Companies

Hungarian city of Kecskemét gives Mercedes-Benz the VIP treatment

Known more for its agricultural heritage, the Hungarian city of Kecskemét has turned itself into an automative hub, culminating in a $1.1bn Mercedes-Benz investment. Michal Kaczmarski looks at how senior figures on a local and national scale helped to seal the deal.

Daniel Boldin
From Companies

Why AsGoodAsNew Electronics is happy with its Frankfurt (Oder) home comforts

Tech start-up AsGoodAsNew Electronics was founded in Frankfurt (Oder) in 2008 and has been happy to keep its base in the city, even as its global reputation expands. Natasha Turak speaks to the company's management about why there is no place like home.

Attracting innovators
From Companies

Attracting innovators: how to lure international entrepreneurs

A letter from German economic senator Cornelia Yzer inviting London's tech entrepreneurs to decamp to Berlin grabbed headlines in the UK shortly after the Brexit vote. So how proactive are tech hubs at attracting start-ups, and do such campaigns work? Michal Kaczmarski investigates.

Ireland refuses to crumble over Apple

Ireland is appealing the EC’s ruling that it should recover €13bn in tax from Apple. 

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